In support of the New European Bauhaus initiative, twenty highly innovative European start-ups and scale-ups (from 1029 applicants!) have been chosen to receive business growth and support services worth EUR 50 000 each.

Four of them were chosen by EIT Manufacturing—congratulations to Breeze Technologies, Etalytics, Glartek and ScrapBees, four highly innovative ventures from Germany and Portugal.

Breeze Technologies (Germany)

Breeze Technologies offers a modern sensor that collects data on air quality. Harnessing the internet of things and artificial intelligence, the company monitors and helps manage air quality indoors, in cities and in industrial sites. Thus, they support cities, businesses and NGOs world-wide in creating healthier environments by analysing the collected data to facilitate clean air action implementation and management to improve air quality.

Etalytics (Germany)

Etalytics focuses on artificial intelligence and data-based solutions for efficient management and optimization of energy systems in various industries. The spin-off from Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a platform which provides the tools to analyse and optimise industrial energy systems, from real-time data connection and automated modelling to plant operation optimization and control. With Etalytics’ solution, customers save money, improve their environmental footprint and become more independent from energy imports.

Glartek (Portugal)

Glartek uses augmented reality to boost efficiency in operational tasks and training. Equipping frontline workers, such as maintenance, operations, production, quality, safety and supply chain management with augmented reality information, Glartek’s solution increases the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers. Thus, it improves the operational excellence of the manufacturing companies, reduces downtimes and waste while also increasing the safety of workers.

ScrapBees (Germany)

ScrapBees transforms society be accessing the untapped urban mines. Their technology orchestrates the ‘swarm’ of their BeeVans in such a way that the decentrally located drivers are being sent on a perfect route to the proper “urban mine” in a milk-run format. The BeeVans are then steered to the perfect recycling facility optimising inter alia route, material quality and price ensuring that even smallest lots find their way back into the circular economy.